Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St
Yreka, CA 96097
April 1, 2020 - All new prescribed fire ignitions have been postponed until further notice.
As of March 20, 2020, the Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service postponed all new prescribed fire ignitions in the region:
"Potential smoke impacts to the public are considered in all prescribed fire and wildfire management. As always, we will work in coordination with local and state health organizations and make any necessary changes should the need arise. This decision to temporarily postpone ignitions will prevent any effects from smoke that might further worsen conditions for those who are at risk in our communities, while reducing exposure for employees who might not otherwise need to travel, and creating social distancing for resources working on the fire."
Goosenest Ranger District – Fuels Technician Brandon Dethlefs (530) 398-5727
Van Bremmer-1,471 acres between Garner Butte and Garner Mountain near the communities of Tennant and Bray.
Thompson Ranch-900 acres of understory burning approximately five miles east of the community of Bray and four miles northeast of Tennant.
Erickson-1,820 acres of understory burning approximately two miles west of the community of Bray and seven miles northwest of Tennant.
Bray-1,807 acres near the communities of Bray and Tennant.
First Creek-912 acres of understory burning between Goosenest Mountain and Little Deer Mountain, approximately two miles north of Grass Lake.
Jones-168 acres of understory burning on the lower northeast slope of Goosenest Mountain.
Pile Burning- Approximately 2,000 acres at various locations throughout the district of piled slash from fuel reduction and vegetation management projects.
Salmon/Scott River Ranger District – Fuels Specialist Ron McEwen (530) 468-1271
Salmon Salvage-339 acres of understory burning approximately 2 miles Northwest of the community of Sawyer's Bar.
Petersburg Unit 1-645 acres of understory burning between Brown's Knob and the community of Cecilville.
Petersburg Admin. Site-7 acres of understory burning at the Petersburg Guard Station.
Salmon River Site Preparation and Plantation Maintenance-222 acres of pile approximately 3 miles northwest of Sawyers Bar (Cherry Creek area), 3 miles southwest of Sawyers Bar (Mud Lake area), and 7 miles northeast of Cecilville (Dogpaw area).
Additional Pile Burning- 300 acres at various locations throughout the district including Uncle Sam, Rainbow, Black Bear, and Whites Gulch, primarily piled slash from fuel reduction and vegetation management projects.
Salmon/Scott River Ranger District – Fuels Specialist Josh Schmalenberger (530) 468-5351
Scott Bar Mountain Underburn-500 acres near Jones Beach and Beauty Flat west of Fort Jones, CA. Re-entry prescribed underburn with two years remaining to complete.
Jack-150 acres prescribed underburn from Jack Conventional timber sale. Area is near the Camp Eden area on road 41N16 road.
McBaldy-500 acres of prescribed fire underburning in the Deadwood Baldy Peak area.
Pile Burning-700 acres of hand and machine piles across the Scott River Fire Division including Jack (Jackson and sugar creek), Singleton Creek, Scott Bar Mill Creek, Steamboat Gulch.
Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District – Fuels Specialist Matt Watson (530) 465-1520
Dutch Dog Unit 5-100 acres, understory burn (possibly with piles along control lines) - FS Road 40S01/FS Road 12/FS Road 46N42.
Pile Burning-Approximately 2,000 acres at various locations throughout the district of piled slash from fuel reduction and vegetation management projects.
Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District – Fuels Specialist Bradley Rafeedy (530) 493-1730
Jackson Peak Underburn-450 acres, SW of Jackson Peak above the 17N13 Road.
Two Bit Underburn # 5-984 acres, 1.5 miles NE of Baldy Mountain Look Out in the Doolittle creek area.
Two Bit Underburn # 3-1581 acres encompassing Deadman Point between the South Fork of Indian Creek and the Main Stem of Indian Creek.
First Creek - Goosenest Ranger District - 50 acres on 9/26
Bray - Goosenest Ranger District - 141 acres completed 9/26. In patrol status. to be monitored as of 9/27
Sugar Creek – Scott River area of the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District. 27 acre understory burn. Ignition began on Thursday, 9/26/2019 for approximately 1 – 3 days.
First Creek – Goosenest Ranger District. 250 acre burn approximately 3 – 5 miles north of Grass Lake. Ignition continues today, 9/27/2019 and through the weekend.
Bray – Goosenest Ranger District, approximately 3 miles northeast of the community of Bray, CA. Ignition began on Wednesday, 9/25/2019. 141 acres was accomplished on 9/26/19.
Jack - Salmon/Scott River Ranger District began on 10/3/2019 - Pile burning is occurring in several areas on the west side of the forest and continued through the weekend.
Black Rock and First Creek areas - Goosenest Ranger District began on 10/1/2019 and continued through the weekend - Pile burning.
Black Rock - Goosenest Ranger District - Pile burning occurred on 10/17, 10/18 and 10/22 near Lodgepole Station.
First Creek - Goosenest Ranger District on 11/20/2019 - 75-130 acres understory burn, 3 - 5 miles north of Grass Lake Rest Area.
Jones Area - Goosenest Ranger District on 11/20/2019 - 75-100 acres understory burn, on the northeastern slope of Goosenest Mountain.
East Fork of Elk Creek - Oak Knoll/Happy Camp Ranger District on 11/21 - 11/25/2019. Pile burning on 300 acres. As of 11/25/2019, 80 acres was completed.
Black Rock area - Goosenest Ranger District on 11/25/2019. Pile burning on 2 - 3 acres.
Bray - Goosenest Ranger District on 12/3/2019 - Hand piles approximately 1.5 miles northeast of Bray, CA
La Honda - Goosenest Ranger District on 12/4/2019 - Hand piles, approximately 4 miles northeast of Tennant, CA.
Van Bremmer - Goosenest Ranger District on 12/5/2019 - hand piles on 36 acres, approximately 3 miles northeast of Tennant, CA.
Gordons Ferry Road - Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District - 12/3-12/5/2019, 30 acres of hand piles.
East fork of Elk Creek - Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District - 12/3 - 12/5/2019, 40 acres of hand piles.
Old State Highway - Goosenest Ranger District on 12/10 - 12/11/2019 - 5-15 acres of hand piles, approximately 1-2 miles north of Shafter Campground.
Happy Oak Project near Gordons Ferry Rd and Fryingpan Creek - Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District on 12/10 - 12/12/2019 - Approximately 71 acres over the 3-day period.
Fryingpan Creek - Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District on 12/11/2019 - approximately 15 acres, east of Happy Camp on China Grade Road.
Old State Highway - Goosenest Ranger District on 12/17 - 12/18/2019. Handpiles on approximately 15 acres along Long Prairie Road, 8 miles northeast of Tennant.
Old State Highway - Goosenest Ranger District on 12/19/2019. Handpiles on an additional 6 acres along Long Prairie Road, 8 miles northeast of Tennant.
Bray - Goosenest Ranger District on 2/12 -2/13/2020 - up to 256 acres approximately 3 miles north of Bray, CA.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Saturday September 14th, 2019 approx. 10:00 AM|
|Location||Various locations within the Klamath National Forest|
|Incident Commander||Klamath National Forest|
|Incident Description||Planned projects include burning piles of stacked materials and low to moderate intensity understory burns of vegetation on the forest floor. The main goals of these projects are to reduce the severity of future wildfires and provide added protection for communities in the wildland urban interface. In addition, the burns will promote a diverse and more resilient forest, and improve habitat for wildlife.|
|Coordinates||41.707 latitude, -122.644 longitude|
See summary for list of active projects.
|Projected Incident Activity|
All prescribed burns in the Pacific Southwest Region have been postponed until further notice.
Weather conditions will be assessed prior to any ignitions.